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Definitions and Synonyms of excision | Another word for excision | What is excision?

Definition 1: surgical removal of a body part or tissue - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for excision in the sense of this definition

(excision is a kind of ...) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

"they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available" "he died while undergoing surgery"

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of a lung (usually to treat lung cancer)

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of part or all of the pancreas

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the adenoids; commonly performed along with tonsillectomy

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of one or both testicles

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of an eye

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of one or both ovaries and the corresponding Fallopian tubes

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of one of both ovaries

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of one or both Fallopian tubes

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of all or part of a septum (especially the nasal septum or atrial septum)

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of part or all of the sigmoid colon (usually to remove a malignant tumor)

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the spleen

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the stapes of the middle ear

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical interruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of a blood clot (thrombus) from a blood vessel

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the thyroid gland

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the palatine tonsils; commonly performed along with adenoidectomy

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization); is sometimes reversible

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of all or part of a nerve

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of a kidney

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of one or both adrenal glands

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the vermiform appendix

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)

(... is a kind of excision ) excision of the clitoris

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of an embolus (usually from an artery)

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of a nerve

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the pituitary gland

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the uterus

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the bony arches on one or more vertebrae

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of part or all of the larynx (usually to treat cancer of the larynx)

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of a stone (calculus)

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of a lobe from any organ of the body (as the lung or brain)

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of a breast to remove a malignant tumor

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of some or all of the mastoid process

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of the meniscus of the knee

(... is a kind of excision ) surgical removal of part or all of the vulva

Definition 2: the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for excision in the sense of this definition

(excision is a kind of ...) the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

"the pull up the hill had him breathing harder" "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

Definition 3: the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for excision in the sense of this definition

(excision is a kind of ...) rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone

Definition 4: the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where excision or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors
  • both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause

Synonyms for excision in the sense of this definition

(excision is a kind of ...) putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form

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